Posts Tagged ‘Magicka 2’

The RPS Verdict: Helldivers

Adam: Helldiving is hard. I think I am the worst Helldiver.

Alec: Helldiving is AWESOME.

Adam: Helldiving is the act of diving into hell. Where hell is understood to be one of several planets occupied by hostile forces. Mostly, in our experience, bugs. Bugs that tore our starship troopers into pieces.

To be clear about this, Helldivers [official site] is a cooperative game, from the creators of the original Magicka. It involves friendly fire, d-pad combos, mechs dropping from alien skies, ammunition shortages, panic, awesome motorbikes and death. Lots of death. I think I like it rather a lot.

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Here Comes Trouble: Magicka 2 Adds New Elements

ZAMMO!

Half the fun in Magicka came from trying to do something helpful but accidentally casting a spell that was very unexpected and deeply unhelpful, thanks to its squillion combo spells. It was quite nice when spells went well too, I suppose. Whatever you’re trying to accomplish – there’s always one joker determined to kill everyone – in Magicka 2 [official site] you can now add a few thousand extra spells to your arsenal, as the sequel has brought the Ice and Steam elements and created a new Poison element too. Just imagine all the ways those could combine badly with all your spells.

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Spelling It Out For You: Magicka 2 Has Launched

There’s something about Magicka’s sense of humour that makes the series instantly likeable. The first game and all of its DLC was daft and fun and refused to take itself seriously. It helped that it was a cracking good game, as well. Judging from the Magicka 2 [official site] launch trailer, the sequel looks to follow the same vein. Only 96 seconds long and I definitely caught myself mid-chuckle at least twice. Bodes well.

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Spell Friends: Magicka 2’s Co-Op Challenge Mode Shown

Magicka 2 [official site] is walking a fine line with each successive trailer. It’s always aiming to be self-aware and to parody other games, films, TV shows, but it comes so close sometimes to simply making pop culture references and assuming mere recognition is enough. I think the latest trailer, demonstrating the wizardy sequel’s co-op mode, falls just on the right side of the divide. Watch it below.

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Win Or You Die: Magicka 2 Is Out On May 26th

The Bringers of Strategy Gaming Joy at Paradox Entertainment have released a new trailer for Magicka 2 [official site]. It’s a very in-right-now parody of the Game of Thrones intro theme that will make you smile with the smug sense of satisfaction that comes from getting a pop culture reference. It’s also designed to remind you of the game’s release date, but in case you prefer to have YouTube videos expertly transcribed for you by professional writers, that release date is May 26.

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Hands On: Magicka 2

The first time I killed one of my teammates, it was an accident. The second time may have been an accident as well. The third time was definitely deliberate and after that, the relationship was one of mutual murdering.

Magicka 2 [official site] is a brilliant, challenging cooperative game about killing your friends.

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